The top of the Big Ten standings on Monday look surprisingly similar to the standings prior to the weekend. Well, at least the top four didn't move any. Michigan (16-8) and Northwestern (16-8) both won on Sunday keeping their dual hold of the conference lead. Ohio State (15-9), after ripping off three straight in Lansing, lost to Michigan State yesterday dropping the Buckeyes back into their pre-weekend spot in third place. Illinois (12-12), which split their weekend encounter with the Wolverines, is still in fourth spot.
Purdue (11-12) split their weekend four game set with Penn State moving the Boilermakers into fifth place. Minnesota (11-13), which went toe-to-toe with the front-running Wildcats this past weekend, has hold of the final spot in the Big Ten Conference tournament picture at sixth.
The Nittany Lions (10-13), Spartans (10-14), Iowa (10-14) and Indiana (8-16) round out the field.